Family Ingredients

Directed by Ty Sanga

CAAMFEAST, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2013 / Culture, Documentary, Family / 57 mins / English / Color / San Francisco Premiere



Director Ty Sanga celebrates food, culture and family roots in a picturesque travelogue adventure starring Chef Ed Kenney, who owns an award-winning restaurant, and Chef Alan Wong, co-founder of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. In a vein similar to that of EAT, PRAY, LOVE, we find a much deeper connection between where we come from and the food that we eat.

Kenney asks Wong about the two dishes that distinctly remind him of his childhood. When Wong picks the dishes his mother always used to cook for him growing up in Hawaii, the two seek out their key ingredients. They not only explore local farms and factories in Hawaii, but also return to the place where these recipes originated from — Japan. As the chefs visits locales throughout Japan, the audience enjoys an open dialogue on organic food, farming and ancient recipes handed down for many generations.

- Natalie Wong

Guests In Attendance: Ty Sanga (Director/Writer) and Dan Nakasone (Director/Producer) for 3/14 screening

Co-presented by HCCNC


Executive Producer: Heather Haunani Giugni
Producer: Dan Nakasone, Renea C. Stewart
Writer: Todd Fink, Heather Haunani Giugni, Napua Leong, Ty Sanga
Cinematographer: Todd Fink
Editor: Lilah Akin, Jenna Arnold, Daniel Bernardoni, Todd Fink, Ty Sanga
Sound: John Saimo
Music: CoCreative Studios, Michael Grand, Shawn P. Pimental
Cast: Ed Kenney, Alan Wong

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Family Ingredients

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
March 14, 2014 7:00 pm
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Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
March 18, 2014 7:00 pm
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